The other Achaeans sat where they were all silent and orderly to hear the king, and Agamemnon looked into the vault of heaven and prayed saying, "I call Jove the first and mightiest of all gods to witness, I call also Earth and Sun and the Erinyes who dwell below and take vengeance on him who shall swear
falsely, that I have laid no hand upon the girl Briseis, neither to take her to my bed nor otherwise, but that she has remained in my tents inviolate.
We have him, Watson, we have him, and I dare swear that before tomorrow night he will be fluttering in our net as helpless as one of his own butterflies.
One thing I swear to you, and that is that when I wrote the letter I never dreamed of any harm to the old gentleman, who had been my kindest friend.
And he made you swear to say nothing about your appointment with Sir Charles?
I solemnly swear
to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure.
I swear to you, by the earth which I inhabit, and by you that made me, that with the companion you bestow I will quit the neighbourhood of man and dwell, as it may chance, in the most savage of places.
You swear," I said, "to be harmless; but have you not already shown a degree of malice that should reasonably make me distrust you?
I swear," he cried, "by the sun, and by the blue sky of heaven, and by the fire of love that burns my heart, that if you grant my prayer, while they exist you shall never behold me again.
Haven't I said--I appeal to the T'other Governor as my witness-- haven't I said from the first minute that I opened my mouth in this here world-without-end-everlasting chair' (he evidently used that form of words as next in force to an affidavit), 'that I was willing to swear that he done it?
Surely not; but you only offer to swear to your suspicion, and I tell you it is not enough to swear to your suspicion.
Outside,' replied Riderhood, always beating it out, with his head determinedly set askew, and his eyes watchfully dividing their attention between his two auditors, 'outside the door of the Six Jolly Fellowships, towards a quarter after twelve o'clock at midnight--but I will not in my conscience undertake to swear to so fine a matter as five minutes--on the night when he picked up the body.
I might be a minute arter him; I might be half a minute, I might be a quarter of a minute; I cannot swear to that, and therefore I won't.
This was based on a study of soap factory workers who would swear
very frequently to team members in recognition of what good relations they enjoyed, but did not swear
at all when talking to employees not from their immediate team.
The ruling upholds a state law that requires witnesses to swear
on the Christian Bible or make a non-religious affirmation before offering testimony.
Bad Language THE language of the young is without doubt unique Without swearing some could not communicate or speak Was it mother or father they first heard swear
Or was it grandad in his rocking chair Young women can swear
just as good as men Choice language I cannot write with my pen Some are lead to believe that swearing is clever But there is no excuse whatsoever There is a time and place for a swear
word But in general by the public it should not be heard Most of us swear
more than we ought We should all give our language a little more thought.